Walter Crane

ISBN: 9780500022627
Artist(s): Walter Crane
Author(s): Jenny Uglow
Format: hardback
Year published: 2019
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 112
Illustrations: 117 colour illustrations


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Jenny Uglow narrates the story of Walter Crane, an intriguing and most prolific figure not only in illustration, but in political culture more broadly. Uglow expertly weaves a fascinating study of how Crane’s art and politics developed from his childhood love of Pre-Raphaelite painting to the influences of Morris and William Blake on the journals, books, banners, pamphlets and postcards he went on to create as he forged a new style for the international socialist movement. Comprising a staggering range of visual material, Crane’s images became a symbolic code that leapt over linguistic boundaries.

This book is a brilliant record of an artist who blended styles and influences like no one before him.


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